Men urged to open up against domestic violence


By Anthony Kushaba


Men in Ntungamo district and Uganda as a whole have been urged to always open up against domestic violence instead of suffering in silence.

This call was on Thursday made by Ntungamo district chief administrative officer Mukiibi Nasser while speaking at the district’s health partner’s coordination meeting held at Ntungamo resort in Ntungamo district.

The officer revealed that while fewer men come up and gain the courage to report violence against them, many are suffering in silence, and sometimes this has ended in the loss of lives.

While officially opening the meeting, Ntungamo district chairperson Sam Muchunguzi revealed that the district is willing and ready to work closely with the development partners in a bid to realize effective service delivery in the district.

The chairperson further revealed that the district will also recruit more health workers in an effort to address staffing gaps.

Bibiana Kakinoni the Ntungamo district secretary for health commended development partners for working with the district and called for special emphasis to be directed on addressing challenges affecting people with disabilities.

Ntungamo district acting health officer Beatrice Chemisto revealed that the development partners have greatly supported the district in health service delivery adding that the district is also working out mechanisms how to ensure that best-performing health workers are rewarded and motivated to work harder.

Speaking at the closure of the meeting, Ntungamo district speaker Nicholas Twikirize commended partners such as RHITES-Southwest,Baylor Uganda, and Redcross among others for moving into addressing the funding gaps in the district.